Amjad Masad

@amasad (778) • Replit
ceo of repl.it
Wikigoogler (Question Answering Bot)
posted to Challenge by ArpanDhatt
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It thinks the current president is Obama :D

Spaceweight Calculator
posted to Share by potatosmurfer
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I banned the haters. This is awesome! Good job.

A smart background removal tool 🎨
posted to Share by jajoosam
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From twitter for the curious:

Why smart? 🧠
It measures the actual euclidian distance between colors - possible since they're represented in a 3 axis system!
It was a super cool application of the Pythagoras theorem I learnt in school a couple of years ago 📐

My apologies re:discord
posted to Share by Scorpia10x
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It's so brave of you to make a public apology like this. I asked Maka and the moderators to reconsider your case and I hope they will.

4bit
posted to Share by mat1
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This is fantastic and it's so cool that's a collaboration.

(@ replit staff) repl.run with certain compilation options
posted to Ask by SPQR
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Interesting idea cc @basicer

What are you building?

🥇repl.run homepage contest 💻
posted to Announcements by amasad
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@minermaniac447 let's go with next Monday

🥇repl.run homepage contest 💻
posted to Announcements by amasad
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@Scoder12 I edited the post to add sample copy in the post.

🥇repl.run homepage contest 💻
posted to Announcements by amasad
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@a5rocks feel free to build that

👋✨Introduce yourself 🎉😀
posted to Announcements by amasad
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I'll start: my name is Amjad Masad and I'm CEO at Repl.it. I love programming, and I come to work every day to make it easy for everyone to learn how to code and to build awesome apps and programs.

I also code for fun and you could find me posting some of my programs here on this forum.

👊 Live PewDiePie sub count 👊
posted to Share by mat1
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@HappyFakeboulde The best thing about pewds is all the original content. Very original. Very content.

👊 Live PewDiePie sub count 👊
posted to Share by mat1
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BUT can it do THIS? 💺🛏️💺

Announcing Universal Package Manager
posted to Announcements by amasad
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@wg4568 that's a good idea. People have suggested in the past. Will do.

👋✨Introduce yourself 🎉😀
posted to Announcements by amasad
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@CyanCoding Camden, that's an inspiring story from the undisputed champ on Repl.it.

I'm looking forward to your next novel 😅

how do I add a link on html,css,and js
posted to Ask by Long_StoryStory
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<a href="pageName.html>link text</a> where pageName.html is an html file you created.

Folders
posted to Ask by ianmcguiness
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Would this be useful for people to add?

How do you pronounce repl.it
posted to Ask by JohnsonTheGreat
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We say Rep-lit and Repl for short sometimes

Round-robin load-balancer with other repls as backends
posted to Share by amasad
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@HappyFakeboulde so imagine you build a web app and it gets really popular. Your server might not be able to handle the load.

What you could do then is replicate the server multiple times and now you have multiple servers with the same code running that could handle the requests. This is called horizontal scaling. But you need some way to distribute the requests between servers:

A load-balancer receives a request and by using some distribution algorithm (this one just distributes it evenly) and it forwards it to one of the backend servers.

Can everybody post here or what?
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@tcsirvine_ed sorry zuck told me to

👋✨Introduce yourself 🎉😀
posted to Announcements by amasad
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@badward we're building this to be a welcoming community, programmers at all levels, so welcome and hope we all grow together 🙌

A multiplayer open source Pokemon MMO that runs right in your browser!
posted to Share by rshetty
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@Zavexeon you can learn! Maybe @rshetty can teach you in a multiplayer session.

DEMON TALK
posted to Share by jesscookie
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This cracked me up 😂😂😂

"Took a while for your friends to get used to your new, massive, buff demon babe girlfriend who has the power to destroy the world at will, but it's all good now. That just means she can deadlift you without breaking a sweat."

Make an instrumental version of your Spotify playlist!
posted to Share by jajoosam
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Oh cool! I've always wanted something like that. Can you share some of the technical details?

Flask render_template
posted to Ask by IslandDeveloper
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Here's an alternative fix, you can manually set root_path on the flask call like so https://repl.it/@amasad/flask-template

Possible Repl Talk (Ask) Solution
posted to Ask by Vandesm14
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Good point. Thanks.

Python GUI
posted to Ask by dylanharding33
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@21natzil Can you please open an issue on Github? The author is really helpful and he will fix it.

@dylanharding33 Check out the TicTacToe app we built with REMI https://repl.it/@amasad/tictactoe

Self-writing code
posted to Ask by mcko7304
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Funny story, back in college I studied computer engineering instead of computer science at first because I thought software is a "solved problem". I thought that we'd be able to automate writing software, something like a wizard would take a user through creating the software they needed.

In hindsight that was silly, because if you think about it software is the last thing to be automated. Software is the language of automation. So if we automate software we'd be automating automation itself. This is the basis for what's called intelligence explosion. If an AI can change its own code then the first thing it will do is make itself more intelligent and so on.

Now I think that this kind of stuff is too far away. I've learned some philosophy along the way and realized we don't have a conceptual basis for intelligence, let alone consciousness. How are we going to create something we didn't start to understand?